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92-year-old woman dances outside front door in celebration of VE Day

Rose, who grew up in London, said she ‘went up the West End’ for a dance on VE Day in 1945.

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(Sue Crocombe/PA)

(Sue Crocombe/PA)

(Sue Crocombe/PA)

A 92-year-old woman has been filmed dancing on her doorstep in celebration of VE Day.

Rose, who grew up in London during the Blitz and “went up the West End” for a dance on VE Day in 1945, joined in her street’s socially distanced VE Day party on Friday.

Sue Crocombe, an intensive care nurse, tweeted a video from her street’s party, in which she talked to 92-year-old neighbour Rose about her experience of VE Day in 1945.

Rose said: “It was an exciting day, I went up the West End, we got in a crowd, we had a bit of a dance, and then we came home.”

Ms Crocombe then filmed Rose dancing on her doorstep in celebration of VE Day.

In a pre-recorded message televised on Friday, the Queen said the message of VE Day is to “never give up, never despair”.

The monarch paid tribute to the Second World War generation, saying their legacy “is that countries who were once sworn enemies are now friends, working side by side for the peace, health and prosperity of us all”.

PA